Windom woman sentenced on several criminal cases

She will serve a total of 10 years of probation, with several years of prison time pending if she fails to abide by probation terms.

Larissa Ramos

WINDOM — A number of criminal cases involving a Windom resident were resolved in an April 7 sentencing hearing.

Larrissa Ramos, 52, was arrested several times between October 2020 and February 2021.

Her first arrest occurred Oct. 24 when police discovered 76 grams of methamphetamine in her vehicle and charged her with felony first-degree drug possession. She pleaded guilty to this offense and was sentenced to 150 months in prison.

Next , Ramos was charged with felony theft relating to an accusation made by a victim that Ramos had stolen a wedding ring and a handgun from their home while working as a house cleaner. She pleaded guilty to that charge and was sentenced to 13 months in prison.

In December, she appeared in court on two more theft cases. Ramos was accused by another housecleaning client of stealing rings from their home and charged with felony theft. She pleaded guilty to the offense, and was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison.


She was also charged with felony theft and check forgery for stealing a checkbook from a hospice patient and using it to write checks to herself, which she cashed for money to buy drugs. Ramos pleaded guilty to check forgery, and the theft charge was dismissed as part of the plea agreement. She received a sentence of 22 months in prison on this case.

Ramos's final Cottonwood County criminal case was filed in February, and reported that she had sold just over half an ounce of meth to an undercover Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agent. She was charged with felony second-degree drug sale, pleaded guilty to that charge and was sentenced to 117 months in prison.

Rather than serving any of her prison terms, Fifth Judicial District Judge Christina Wietzema granted Ramos a stay of execution on each case, allowing her to serve 10 years of supervised probation instead. She ordered Ramos to serve 90 days of local jail time, with credit for 60 days previously served. Ramos will also pay a $300 fine for each case, with the exception of the December theft of the rings, in which she will pay $3,000 of restitution to the victim.

Ramos has a Nobles County drug possession case pending.

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